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Old October 26th, 2003, 10:31 PM   #1
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I still havn't written anything to shoot, other than my lady X submission, so I decided to head on out to the side of my house at night to have a look at the local wildlife.

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Old October 29th, 2003, 01:52 AM   #2
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nnnnn K.

What kind of camera?

If you are gonna get that close, you need to have Macro so you can focus. or telephoto from a distance on a tripod.

Feed him a grasshopper or a fly for some good action

Keep shooting!
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Old October 29th, 2003, 08:07 AM   #3
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You guys might like this......

a praying mantis captures a grasshopper and devours it......shot with a Sony PDX10.

http://stevenunez.com/video/pages/chimantis.html

16:9 quicktime video- Sorenson 3 codec (modified)
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Old October 29th, 2003, 09:12 AM   #4
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That was awesome! Very nice shots.

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Old October 29th, 2003, 12:41 PM   #5
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HOLY CRAP STEVE!

good stuff!
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Old October 29th, 2003, 01:35 PM   #6
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Sadly, in the 4 years I've lived in Las Vegas, I've only seen one praying mantis. Also, I looked around for something to feed that spider but saw nothing except other black widows. (There's about 30 along the outside walls of my street, That one was the biggest) I think I'm gonna go buy some crickets at the pet store, and see if I can capture that on tape.
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Old November 9th, 2003, 07:48 PM   #7
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I've been feeding my black Widow mostly moths, and the occasional fly. I keep her in a empty peanut butter jar. I forgot to feed her for a week, and she went nuts over a moth, chasing after it.
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Old November 9th, 2003, 07:51 PM   #8
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black widows??????...............you guys are nuts!

(but please do get some footage on tape)

(Hey if you guys want- I could shoot some very exotic orchid mantises catching flys mid-air- they're awesome!!!- they're the prettiest mantids you'll ever see)
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Old November 19th, 2003, 06:25 AM   #9
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you might get some use out of this thread:

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Old November 19th, 2003, 08:15 AM   #10
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I just caught an eastern red bat- I may try to catch some video of him/her eating insects.......if anyone's interested I'll get to videotaping!
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Old November 19th, 2003, 06:17 PM   #11
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I'm interested!!!
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Old November 19th, 2003, 09:00 PM   #12
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Unfortunately the bat just passed away- I think it was at the end of it's life- sad to see the little creature so lifeless.....this is the time of the year when the elderly bats pick a spot and just settle into a slumber and expire.

If anything else should be of interest i'll put a post here.
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Old November 22nd, 2003, 09:32 PM   #13
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Although the bat has died- our local NYC redtail hawks are surviving.....here's a video you guys might like.....

http://stevenunez.com/video/CrotonaRT.mov
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Old December 22nd, 2005, 07:40 AM   #14
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Hey Steve, great shot of the Mantis. Listen, if you want to add to that I have some great macro of a mantis laying an egg pod, as well as the little baby mantids. Life is great, so go shoot it. Bob
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Old December 22nd, 2005, 08:58 AM   #15
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Just saw and enjoyed your redtail hawk video, Steve, thank you.

I really must learn how to present a snippet of griffons cruising on the updraughts, but your sequences benefited from being mixed with close-ups at feeding perches and I've none of those yet. Onward!

Any more of the same since 2003, Steve?
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